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Our Departments

Draughting, Technical Design and Project Management

We specialise in supporting designer and production managers in realising initial designs, guiding and supporting the draughting and design phases to make sure the construction is sympathetic to the designer’s vision, but also functional and fit for purpose such as touring.

CTS have a dedicated team of Project Managers and Construction Managers who work closely with our Draughting and Scenic Art Department to oversee every project from initial plans to a beautifully realised production on stage.

Services we offer in the construction department include:

– Highly experience Project and Construction Management

– 3D modelling using Autodesk Inventor and Autocad

– Structural Engineering

– CNC machining

– Laser cutting

– 3D Printing

– Carpentry

– Metal Fabrication

– Assembly and installation

Our fully equipped, specialist workshops in the heart of the Cardiff provide a platform for creating the highest quality work. Our workshops are a fluid space; allowing work to progress seamlessly from the design studio to the metal shop, into carpentry, and on to the scenic art department and finally into our fit-up area for assembly before leaving our site.  The construction team here at CTS are as diverse as the work we produce; ranging from highly experienced staff skilled in the construction of traditional scenery, to innovative members of the team utilising modelling software and CNC technologies to integrate seamlessly into the construction process.  We dedicate the same enthusiasm and skill to all our ventures whether it is a new full-scale opera for one of our biggest and most valued clients, to new customers looking for a talented team to work with them on their next bespoke project.

Our passion and drive to create outstanding scenery, coupled with our experience, reputation and forward-thinking attitude makes us a clear choice to take on your next project.

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Client testimonials


This was such a great collaboration from start to finish. The development, construction, painting, and build was hugely successful and a credit to all at CTS. The set went together exactly as planned during our fit-up and the feedback from all concerned was universally positive. On the first day of rehearsals the designer and director were so thrilled that they lead a round of applause in appreciation of the fantastic set. Thank you to the entire team at CTS for a fantastic job well done!

Andrew Jameson - Production Manager, Glyndebourne

I’ve loved collaborating with CTS; the team are always so supportive in the design process. Their creativity across departments is wonderful, and I can rely on them to create work to the highest standard, with exceptional attention to detail.

Elin Steele - Elin Steele Design

Salome was the first set we approached CTS about building. Designed by Leslie Travers, the scale and the engineering requirements went beyond anything else we had previously built. CTS provided expert advice and made the process very straightforward for us. Working to our budget and timeline the set was constructed and finished to a very high standard. Leejay and the whole CTS team were a pleasure to work with and we’ll definitely be retuning to Cardiff for future projects.

Gavin O'Sullivan - Irish National Opera

Thank you to you and your team for your exquisite work on the set for The Audience. It was so beautifully painted. Perfect.

Bob Crowley - The Audience

I’d like to thank the whole team at CTS for the epic work on 'Company'. Their patience, skill, attention to detail and care delivering this show was awesome.

Bunny Christie - Set & Costume Designer

My heartfelt thanks to the entire team at CTS on a challenging project. It was an utter pleasure to work with you all. You are all splendid.

Tom Harrison - Production Manager - Glyndebourne Festive Opera

CTS are as good at customer service and exceeding expectations as they are at building and delivering high quality scenery.

Luke Child - Production Manager - Leicester Curve
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Our Departments

At Cardiff Theatrical Services, our scenic construction team offer a comprehensive building experience taking a project, large or small, from initial sketches and plans through to a beautifully realised product.

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Our Artwork

The CTS scenic art department is a highly trained team of experienced and skilled scenic artists, capable of a wide range of artistic disciplines and techniques.

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Our Work

Naturally, we’re extremely proud of the work we produce, from the smallest project to the largest, each deserves the same attention to detail.